PIA13092: Ganges Chasma
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey
Spacecraft: 2001 Mars Odyssey
Instrument: THEMIS
Product Size: 1326 x 2773 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Arizona State University
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This VIS image of Ganges Chasma shows where a large portion of the canyon wall has given way and formed a landslide deposit. Large landslides deposits are common features in Valles Marineris and the surrounding chasmata.

Orbit Number: 36481 Latitude: -7.40399 Longitude: 309.452 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-03-06 02:49

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU

Image Addition Date:
2010-05-04